Summer skiing is all about having fun

Head for the Zermatt glacier!

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Leave your worries behind and head for the slopes. Follow the call of the Theodul Glacier and get a taste of the sunny side of summer skiing. As the thermometer rises down in Zermatt you can ski like a pro up at 3,883 metres above sea level. In fact, many professional alpine skiers do train on the perfectly groomed pistes of the glacier ski area – proof of the superb conditions at the foot of the Matterhorn.

Europe's highest summer ski area boasts up to 21 kilometres of sun-kissed slopes. More than enough for a rigorous work-out or just to get some gentle exercise while enjoying the views of the Matterhorn. If you like a bit more action, the place to be is the snow park on the Plateau Rosa. Perfect for freeskiers and snowboarders, it is one of the highest parks in the Alps.

Tip! At the heart of the glacier ski area, the Shred Café has everything you might need to recharge your batteries between descents.
 

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Hours of sun to bask in

An early start is more than worthwhile in Zermatt. One day’s skiing leads on to the next, but in between there’s plenty of time to relax and enjoy a variety of activities away from the slopes. For example, how about some downtime on one of the mountain restaurants’ sun terraces, enjoying a dish of rösti, a fondue or other Swiss specialities. Or a hike in the vast expanse of the Matterhorn summer paradise...